People who have cosmetic treatment to split their tongue are at serious risk of haemorrhage, infection and even nerve damage, leading surgeons have warned.
In a joint statement, the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) warn that, following a recent court case, “body modification practitioners” in England and Wales offering tongue splitting are now likely to be doing so illegally.